Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2011 Grand Finale
May 2011 16

Proudly presented by CUE.

Register at http://cuegrandfinale2011.eventbrite.com/

Date and Time: 18:00 - 22:00 Wednesday, 8 June, 2011

Location: Cambridge Union, The Chamber

A showcase of the business ideas from this year’s finalists of the CUE entrepreneurs’ challenge. They will be pitching to a penal of angel investors, hoping to win the grand CUE prize of £5000 and maybe even the special Angel Prize!

  • “Dragon’s Den”-type pitching with Angel Investors
  • Finalists’ Poster Session
  • Drinks reception, Food and Entrepreneurs’ Networking

The finalists are:


Anharmonika: Sourav Ghosh, Ashley Butcher
e-Comm: Tongyun Li, Michael Crips, Richard Penty, Ian White
Spherico Biotechnology: Shah rukh Abbas, Faisal Khan, Habib Abdur-Rahman
Trainsense: He Yu, Ruiqi Chen, Sinha dhiraj

Social Enterprise

RISE: Baillie Aaron, Daniel Marshall
Craftslink: Rudradeb Mitra, Ali Marjowy, Steve Power
Elpida Cambridge Health: Muntaqa Umar-sadiq, Lu Tan, Michael Freeman
Green Pace: Sargam Tyagi, Anuja Sinha
Khadija’s Business Park: Shah rukh Abbas, Faisal Khan, Habib Abdur-Rahman

Software and IT

Stella: Wenqi Chen
Qiqqa: James Jardine, Nicholas Smit, Elbert Marais, James Phillips
Labbridge: Min Hu, Peng Li, Ankur Mutreja

The competition is fierce and entertaining, and all you need to do is to come along and enjoy the night with a glass of champaign on the house!


18:00 Arrival and Registration

18:30 Welcome from the President

18:35 Introduction to the Panel

18:50 CUE Finalists Pitches

19:40 CUE review and pitches from CUE competition entrants

20:00 Winners announced

20:30 Poster session, Food, Drinks, Cake and Live music

21:30 Close

This year’s angel investors:

Charles Cotton - Serial Entrepreneur and founder and Chairman of Cambridge Phenomenon Ltd

Charles Cotton is an experienced director of public companies listed on the London, Nasdaq, Euronext Amsterdam, and Frankfurt stock exchanges and private companies in the USA and Europe.

During his career he has lived and worked in the UK, USA and Germany and has experience conducting business in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and Africa. He has advised the UK government on the development of entrepreneurial businesses and the commercialization of science and technology. In addition, he is an adviser to and investor in venture capital firms, an angel investor and mentor.

He is a director of Solarflare, the semiconductor company; Veebeam, the consumer electronics company; and two other companies in California. His UK directorships include Cambridge Phenomenon Ltd, semiconductor company XMOS and Cambridge Enterprise Ltd the organization within the University of Cambridge responsible for spin-outs, licensing and consulting activities.

Dr Jonathan Milner - Business angel and CEO of Abcam

Jonathan Milner is a highly experienced entrepreneur and business leader with a background in genetic research. He gained his doctorate in Molecular Genetics at Leicester University after graduating in Applied Biology at Bath University. He was a research fellow at Bath University and the University of Cambridge in the laboratory of Professor Tony Kouzarides, studying genes and proteins associated with human cancers. Whilst working in research he identified the potential market opportunity in supplying high quality antibodies to support protein interaction studies. He founded Abcam, with David Cleevely and Professor Tony Kouzarides, in February 1998 as an internet-based business to supply a rapidly growing market. He is an active member of the Cambridge, UK, business community and is chairman of Cambridge Temperature Concepts Limited, a Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) Entrepreneurs’ Challenge winning team, also a privately held medical device company developing a reliable system for ovulation monitoring.

Dr Andy Richards - Serial Biotech Entrepreneur and business angel

Dr Andy Richards is a serial Biotechnology entrepreneur and business angel. He is currently Chairman of Altacor, Novacta and Ixico and is a director of Vectura plc, Summit Corp plc, Theradeas, Cancer Research Technology (commercial arm of CR-UK) and Babraham Bioscience Technology.He is a Cambridge graduate with a PhD in Chemistry who spent his early career with ICI (now AstraZeneca) and with PA Technology. He was a founder of Chiroscience and an executive director through to the sale to Celltech in 1999. Since that time he has been founding and investing in new Cambridge based biotechnology companies including several of those listed above as well as Arakis, Geneservice, Cambridge Biotechnology Ltd, Amedis Pharmaceuticals, Sirus Pharmaceuticals, Daniolabs and Pharmakodex, all of which were recently sold.He is a council member of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), a founder member of the Cambridge Angels, the founding Chairman of BIA Bioangels.

Ted Shelton (CEO, Open-First)

Ted Shelton, CEO, Open-First. Open-First is a consulting firm based in Palo Alto and London working with clients ranging such as Alcatel-Lucent, General Motors, and ThomsonReuters on innovation and market ecosystem projects. Ted has spent the past 20 years working in the high tech industry, as a software developer, in product development, marketing, and as a senior executive in both public and privately held companies. Previously Shelton served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Borland Software and Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for WhoWhere (acquired by Lycos in 1998) and several other software and Internet start-up companies.

CUE Careers Event 2011
Apr 2011 09

Cambridge University Entrepreneurs presents the first ever careers event for Cambridge students and partner companies

On Wednesday May 4th, Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) will be launching its first ever Careers Event for local start-up and CUE alumni companies to attract and network with Cambridge undergraduate and graduate students for internships or full-time positions.

Date: Wednesday 4 May 2011, 16:30–19:30
Location: Hicks and Meade Room, Cambridge University Centre, Granta Place, Mill Lane


16:30–19:30 Main careers event, Hicks Room
16:45–19:30 Company pitching sessions (10 minutes per company), Meade Room

In collaboration with the Cambridge University Careers Service, Employment Bureau of Anglia Ruskin University, The Open University Careers Advisory Service and AIESEC Cambridge, the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) will be launching their first ever Careers Event for local start-up and CUE alumni companies to attract and network with Cambridge undergraduate and graduate students for internships or full-time positions.

Students are asked to register for free tickets at http://cuecareersevent2011.eventbrite.com/.

Event brochure – including profiles of companies, their representatives, and descriptions of advertised positions

Companies interested in taking part at the event can contact career_division@cue.org.uk.

Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) is a student society which organizes business and entrepreneurial events and training opportunities for students throughout the year and runs one of the most successful student-run business creation competitions in the world. Since 1999 CUE has awarded over £500k in prize money to more than 40 start-ups, many of which have developed into influential companies. Collectively, CUE alumni companies have secured over £42 million of investment.

Could you be CUE’s next president?
Apr 2011 07

What you can expect from being the CUE president:

  • Have an impact, make a difference
  • Working with many of the most talented in Cambridge and beyound
  • Full-time sabbatical position with stipend
  • Managing a £100,000 yearly budget
  • Unparalleled access to high-profile sponsors and contacts within the Cambridge, London and international business community
  • Future employment opportunities
  • National leadership training and international conference opportunities

Do you have what it takes? 

  • Passion
  • Commitment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Initiative, motivation, and creativity

Please submit a CV along with a cover letter by 15th April 2011. Should you have preliminary questions about the president position please get in touch with Shen L. Wei at shen.wei@cue.org.uk.

Mar 2011 17

Join CUE and 5K entrants for a free cocktail and more! 

 Finalist announcement & Cocktail party

 Date and Time: 18:00-21:30, Tuesday, 29 March, 2011

 Location: Main Bar, Cambridge Union 



Regisger at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1454112289

For your free cocktail, please register and bring your ticket along for the exchange of a token at reception.

18:00-18:30 pm: Registration 

18:30-19:30 pm: Poster Session and networking (snacks provided)

19:30-20:30 pm: Finalist announcements

 20:30-21:30 pm: Cocktails and networking

The £5K Entrepreneurial Challenge Cocktail Party is fast approaching! The cocktail party is a widely attended networking event during which the finalists shall be announced, thus marking the final leg of the challenge.

Come see which teams will have the chance to carry on in the Entrepreneurs’ Challenge and enjoy special guest speakers, networking, and drinks. The finalists will be put on the spot to pitch their plans and posters from all of the great entries we’ve received will be on display.

Mar 2011 10

Join CUE and Cambridge Consultants for a short session on


Bathtub to Warehouse

Does your CUE business idea involve developing a product?  Either for a product company, or a service company or you may have a technology platform idea?  Would a demonstration of your concept and how it could be used help you sell your idea?  A really good demonstrator can help you not only gain the confidence of investors and potential customers but can also help you take huge steps towards a real order book.  

This session was also delivered at MIT, Cambridge, USA. [..]

Feb 2011 16

CUTEC and CUE have come together to challenge entrepreneurial minded students with real-life, hands-on problems. Representatives from some of the most innovative Cambridge-based companies are joining us to stretch your imagination and find original and practical solutions to the problems they face.


Feb 2011 01

How to make your elevator pitch the best of all?

How to make your business plan stand out from 1000 others?

Come join us for an afternoon of free training!

Jan 2011 31

Well done to all entrants for the £1k competition! If you’re interested in getting involved but for £5k this time, come along to our £5k Training Event this Saturday, register at ‎www.5ktraining2011.eventbrite.com!


CUE Grand Launch 2010
Jan 2011 01

Mark your calendars now!

Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) warmly invites you to join us for one of the most exciting events in Cambridge, CUE Grand Launch, where you can find out how to be a real entrepreneur and win from £100 to £5K as a bonus.

18 Oct 2010, 6:30 - 9:30pm


Sep 2010 21

Come meet us on the 5th-6th of October at the Fresher’s fair!!!